Team India's former Test opener Aakash Chopra has questioned whether the exclusion of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer from the Indian team for the upcoming T20I series against Ireland means that both these players are yet to regain fitness. is of. The Indian team will take on Ireland in a three-match T20I series. The first match of the series will be played in Dublin on 18 August. A 15-member team has been selected for this series, in which Jasprit Bumrah is also included and he has got the captaincy, but KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are out.
Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel, "Jasprit Bumrah is back in the team. Not only is Jasprit Bumrah available for the three-match T20 series against Ireland, but he is also the captain of the Indian team, but the Ireland series Both KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are not in the list for ODIs. Is there still a question mark over their fitness?" KL Rahul suffered an injury during IPL 2023 while Shreyas Iyer suffered a groin injury during the Test series against Australia. Both have to undergo surgery.
Akash said, "The biggest news is absolutely Jasprit Bumrah. He is 24 carat pure gold. He is a national asset. We have to protect him. However, there have been at least two times when his name came up and then he Took a step back. It is important to see that now that his name is out, he is fit, ready and available and going to play. He needs to play." Bumrah has not played any competitive cricket since September 2022. He did not play in last year's T20 World Cup. He had back surgery.
If KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are not named in the team, then they might not be there in the Asia Cup as well. This is what Akash Chopra has to say. "You can say Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul's name is not in it because it is a different format, but it is also a different format for Jasprit Bumrah," he said in his video. Will KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer be in the Asia Cup? Will not be ready for? If he is not here and does not play the Asia Cup, then he is not sure to play the World Cup. He is the No.4 and No.5 contender.